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||Originally produced by Videofashion in 2009.
||1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 49 min.)
The Year in Fashion 2009 fashion reflects the changes in the global economy. But it could be good news for the consumer as designers work hard to offer pretty clothes and recommend investment spending that even the budget conscious can't resist. We review Spring Trends and Fall Must-Haves from the four fashion capitals of the world and learn which designers produced the best collections of the year at the CFDA Awards. Sonia Rykiel celebrates the 40 years she's dedicated to fashion with the party of the season. In the world of accessories we take an in-depth look at the world of fantasy shoe creator Christian Louboutin and the work of versatile milliner Albertus Swanepol. January 2009 ushered in a new era in American politics and the Michelle Obama effect is raising awareness of the next generation of young American designers. We feature inaugural gown designer, Jason Wu. Plus the biggest gala of the year, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute's latest exhibition, "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion." And in a year of changes... this year's model has changed too and we Define Diversity as models of color proliferate on the runways of the world.